Five ways 2016 candidates are testing campaign finance rules

by - May 18, 2015

How is that possible? Correct the Record points to a 2006 FEC rule that exempts "public communications" -- like emails or blog posts -- from such regulations. The rules were initially implemented as a safeguard against regulating the free speech of bloggers and other internet communications. "The FEC rules specifically permit some activity - in particular, activity on an organization's website, in email, and on social media - to be legally coordinated with candidates and political parties," Correct the Record spokesperson Adrienne Watson said in a statement.

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